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County parks visitors encouraged to complete survey

The King County Parks department is looking for the opinion of visitors to see what is great about local parks, trails and natural areas but also to gain feedback on ways to improve them.

Now through Dec. 7 the public is welcome to answer the survey, kingcounty.gov/kcparks-survey.

City accepted grant applications

The city of Renton announced it is now accepting applications for the 2019 tourism promotion grants. Applications can be submitted now until Friday, Nov. 30.

Nonprofit and government agencies the provide tourism services or operate tourism facilities are eligible to apply, a release stated.

Applications will be reviewed and finalists will be contacted in early December with final recommendations for funding will be made to the Renton City Council by the end of the year.

Upcoming holiday event

Renton’s K-9 Candy Cane 5K Fun Run and Walk is set to take off beginning at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 at the Renton Community Center.

Runners, walkers and dogs are welcome to this year’s event along Renton’s Cedar River Trail.

The cost to participate is $33. Participants will receive a professional chip timer, hooded sweatshirt and prize giveaways along with post-race refreshments and photos with Santa.

To register, visit www.rentonwa.gov/k9.

Attendees are asked to bring an item for the pet food drive benefiting the Seattle Humane Society of Seattle/King County.

Small business Saturday and tree lighting

The Renton Downtown Partnership and Piazza Renton will be presenting the annual Small Business Saturday and Downtown tree lighting Nov. 24.

The event will run all day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Shopping throughout Downtown will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. followed by music, holiday treats and children activities from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Renton Pavilion Event Center.

The tree lighting is scheduled for 5 p.m. with the arrival of Santa at the Piazza Park, 233 Burnett Ave. S.

For more information on this event, visit www.facebook.com/rentondowntownpartnership/.

Free ice skating on appreciation day

For the third year in a row, the Bellevue Downtown Association and the King County Library System is offering free admission to the Bellevue Downtown ice rink from 3 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27 for cardholders for Library Appreciation Day.

For more information, visit www.bellevueicerink.com

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